What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

June 09, 2017

Maybe you’ve been told about air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are acquainted with the idea of an air handler, you may not understand if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Norton. We’re here to help you learn what an air handler is and if one would aid you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its name says: it handles air. It aides your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air around the ducts of your house. The air handler contains the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is warm, the air handler flows air through your home, which helps uphold proper comfort levels inside your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to strengthen the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets calmer.

A correctly maintained and working air handler can help lessen utility bills and a deliver a lengthier lifespan for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the ways they could hypothetically benefit you and your home comfort, call HCE Systems Inc today at 276-302-0076. We can help you determine if you’d be better served by a more proficient air handler and show you our many options.